A year ago, we suggested 10 resolutions for 2010 for Berkeley (we’ll have our 2011 resolutions tomorrow). How did our city do?
By Belinda Lyons-Newman
We pointed the other day to the article New York Times dance critic Alastair Macauley wrote about the different Nutcrackers he saw this holiday season. In it, he touched on a Berkeley performance that he particularly liked.
It’s been a relatively quiet year in Berkeley compared to some other turbulent decades, but there were a number of developments that were significant to the city. Berkeleyside takes a look at 2010’s most important trends.
It’s not surprising to learn that, as a child, UC Berkeley physics professor Richard Muller loved “Mr Ripley’s Believe it or Not?”
Amanda’s Feel Good Fresh Food, one of the symbols of new life and dynamism in Downtown Berkeley, is to close on December 31. Amanda’s opened two-and-a-half years ago at 2122 Shattuck and won praise for bringing a healthy approach to fast food. Earlier this year, Amanda West, the eponymous founder, was named woman entrepreneur of the year for her achievements. Last month, the design of the restaurant won a local design award.
From the start with Berkeleyside, we’ve been determined to let our readers find as many ways as possible to access our information. There are tweets, Facebook posts, daily emails and RSS feeds, in addition to our main focus — the website.
When Richard Friedman came to Berkeley from Greenwich Village in 1968 to take a job at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab, it took a while for his eyes to adjust. One of the first photographs he took in the city (above) shows a street with the hills rising behind it. “What impressed me, coming from New York, was seeing distances,” he says. “My eyes were so accustomed to narrow streets and caverns of buildings that moving to Berkeley required changing the way I saw things.”